On The Cena vs. Wyatt Feud: I have to admit I was somewhat distracted while watching RAW Monday night due to the OKC Thunder vs. San Antonio Spurs NBA Playoff game on TNT. I was multi-tasking with picture in picture. (This will guarantee that someone who follows me on Twitter @JRsBBQ will ask me who's audio I was listening to.)
Even though I am a big time believer in the Wyatt's as growing stars within WWE, if they are cast as villains then I am still confused as to their creative presentation. I just need some help understanding why it's wrong for the fans to cheer them and I'd also like to know from what the Wyatt's are saving us.
When the audience is encouraged to sing along to a supposed villain's singing of a spiritual hymn and the antagonist also uses Mick Foley's 'cheap pop' line of mentioning the city from which the show is emanating, those matters are not helping the talent become a 'hated' performer. Perhaps that's the idea....perhaps the end game will be that Bray Wyatt isn't a villian but Harper and Rowan might be. I have a crazy storyline idea on the new Ross Report Podcast that drops today (Tuesday) at 6 pm Pacific time at podcastone.com featuring @Goldberg. Check it out.
At the end of the night not one fan favorite came to John Cena's aid as he was being beat like a Government Mule by three men. The humanity of it all. One would assume that at least one 'good guy' would wonder out to the stage in an attempt to 'do right' if not to only get beaten by the three, bearded, disenfranchised Duck Dynasty gone bad Swamp People. (I watch too much TV.)
On Paige Losing: I wasn't shocked whatsoever that Paige lost on TV in her home country and neither should anyone else who's been alive for more than a few hours. Obviously, just as I did, WWE liked what they saw last week with Alicia Fox and wanted Alicia to get an impactful win and beating Norwich, England's own Paige was the solution that was used. If you think about it long enough, it's not bad casting. Hey, we've all seen worse.
On The Shield vs. Evolution: Love the build and the interest that has developed between The Shield and Evolution. Nicely done creative and a good illustration on how to build a rivalry. Many will ask what's the difference between a Last Man Standing match and No Holds Barred bout? One has a fall or submission and one is the old, Texas Death match theory of answering a 10 count but those issues should be explained and exploited. To some fans they are closer than first cousins.
On Luke Harper: Don't sleep on Luke Harper as he can 'go.' There's money in both Harper and Rowan but Harper is the sharper of the two at the present time due to his edge in experience.